An updated map of the area of the RF Armed Forces peacekeeping operation in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 29
The Russian peacekeeping forces completely control the territory of Nagorno Karabakh, with a total of 250 flights to transport 1,960 military personnel and 552 technical assets to Nagorno Karabakh, where 23 observation posts were also deployed.
The Russian president proposed to also involve the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the protection of monuments and sanctuaries, both Armenian and Azerbaijani, as well as the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef ) to help children and adolescents affected by the conflict in Karabakh.
Putin noted that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev promised to ensure free access to monuments and shrines in Nagorno Karabakh for both Azerbaijanis and Armenians.
“All our humanitarian efforts and the active participation of the competent international organizations will help to reach a safe and lasting political solution to the Nagorno Karabakh problem,” he said.
Help Armenian and Azerbaijani refugees.
A total of 90,000 Armenian refugees from Nagorno Karabakh and another 45,000 Azerbaijanis need assistance, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared at a meeting on the Russian peacekeeping mission in that area of the South Caucasus.
“It is important that at the level of the [United Nations] [High] Commissioner for Refugees, credible statistics are drawn up on the people in need of help (…) It is about 90,000 people who went to Armenia and about 45,000 Azerbaijanis who left the areas bordering Nagorno Karabakh amid the fighting, “Lavrov said.
The head of Russian diplomacy argued that UN agencies should offer more help in relation to Nagorno Karabakh.
“We call on our partners, the co-chairs – the United States and France – and other members of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the UN Security Council to encourage active work by the international organizations, “Lavrov told Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He also assured that Moscow maintains close contact with France and the United States, countries that together with Russia co-chair the OSCE Minsk Group.